Learning is fun at Hillcrest Christian Preschool

Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be available on January 29. Preferred enrollment for current HCPS and Hillcrest families begins on February 5. Open enrollment begins on February 12.

At HCPS we desire to partner with families in a child’s early education.  Children prepare socially and academically for kindergarten in a nurturing Christian environment with a focus on hands-on learning through play. 

Morning class options for 3-year-olds:

Developmentally appropriate curriculum promoting language development, and social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth.

  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • One-day to five-day options:  Monday, Tuesday/Thursday, Wednesday/Friday
  • Age 3 by December 1

PreSchool Days of Discovery afternoon class options for 4-year-olds

Explore the 4-year-old curriculum through learning centers and daily group activities.  These experiences are carefully developed to engage and prepare the child for a successful transition to kindergarten.

  • 12:30-2:30 pm
  • One-day to five-day options: Monday, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, Friday
  • Age 4 by December 1.  Five-year-olds are also accepted.

Our Goals:

  • To establish an atmosphere of Christian love and to reinforce biblical principles and values
  • To develop a love for learning
  • To prepare your child socially, academically, physically, and emotionally for kindergarten

Our Program:

  • Includes varied units of study depending on the interests of the students, such as “Why Am I Special”, families, fire safety, health and nutrition, five senses, planting and growing, community helpers, seasons, and holidays.
  • Each unit incorporates basic skill practice needed for kindergarten readiness.
  • Daily schedule includes circle time (story, music, songs, finger plays, sharing, social/academic learning time), muscle room (gross motor play), craft time/guided activities, free play, and snack time.
  • Special events and field trips enhance learning throughout the year.

Our Staff:

  • Laurie Lassinger, preschool administrator/family ministries assistant
  • Ashley Abbey, lead teacher
  • Kara Kartesz, preschool ministry aide
  • Kara Erickson, preschool ministry aide

Hillcrest Preschool Application 2024

Parent handbook rev 2023

Contact us at or at 716-483-3331.